Collection Title: Aberdare Leader
Provider: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru
Hawliau: Nid yw statws neu berchnogaeth hawlfraint yr adnodd hwn yn hysbys.
Ladies' Hairdressing In response to the wishes of a num- ber of Ladies in the locality, I beg to announce that I have extended my Hairdressing Bupinesa by the addition of a WELL-EQUIPPED Ladies' Department MODERATE CHARGES FOR HAIRCUTTING, SINGEING, SHAMPOOING, etc. In order to avoid long periods of waiting, it is desirable that Ladies will make appointments in advance of visits. HAIRCOMBINGS MADE UP. A full assortment of TOILET REQUISITES in Stock. lVde AddreRs W. U. LEWIS, FIRST CLASS HAIRDRESSER AND BOOT SPECIALIST, 1 CANON STREET (Opposite Post Office), ABEROARE.
Aberdare Police Courtj
Aberdare Police Court. Wednesday, August 5.—Before Mr. li. A. Griffith (Deputy Stipendiary) and Messrs. D. P. Davies and D. W. Jones. Stealing a Rug at Hirwain.—Jrlerbtnt Lee, a gipsy, and David Williams, col- her, working at the British Rhondda Colliery, were charged with stealing a carriage rug, the property of Robert Jones, of the Crawshav Arms, Hirwain. Mr William Thomas defended Williams. -Prosecutor stated that on the night of August 1st he was engaged by two gentlemen to drive them from Hirwain to Trecynon. Whilst on the way two men jumped on his wagonette, and after riding for some distance they jumped off. He subsequently missed the rug produced, which he valued at 30s. P S Gretton deposed that he was in plain clothes, and was walking along the road, and was overtaken by the wagon- ette. Lee and Williams were riding on the wagonette. Lee was sitting on the rug, but after a time they jumped off. He was positive the prisoners were the two men. P-ix Lewis gave evidence of visiting a gipsies' encampment at Hir- wain, and of finding the rug produced, He arrested Lee at the Roval Ex- change, Hirwain, and Williams at his J soners pleaded not guiltv. and Williams elected to give evidence o.i his own behalf. He said he was a married man, and resided at Brick- works Cottages. He met Lee at Hir- wain, and on the way home the prose- cutor agreed to give them a lift He knew nothing of the rug until told of it bv the police. Lee travelled about 15 yards further on the road after witness had jumpeti off.—Lee said lie found the rug about four or five o'clock on the following morning. Re-called, P.S. Lewis said the rug was damp, but clean, The road was in a dirty condition. Both prisoners were found guiltv and fined 20s. each. Drunk in Charge of a Child Thomas rlenry Craze, a collier, was summoned ?' drunk whilst in charge of a child two years of age. — P.C. Banks gave evidence. Witness took the child to his house and the defendant to the Police Station. Defendant admitted being drunk, but said he was quite cap- able of looking after his child.-Defend- ant was fined 10s. and costs. The Drink.-Sephaniab Thomas, a widow, was found helplessly drunk in Cwmb&ch Road by P.C. Bennett. She was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. James Young, for being drunk in Cardiff Rd., Aoeraman, was fined os. and costs. Thomas Charles Edwards and John James Edwards were summoned for being drunk and disorderly in Cardiff Road.—Each was fined 10s and costs. A i-ire at uapcoch. Much amuse- ment was caused when Mrs. Mitchell, the wife of Robert Mitchell, Capcoch' appeared to answer a summons for al- lowing her chimney to he on fire. P.C. Histon stated the facts, and Mrs. Mitchell made a vigorous defence, stat- ing that she had only been in the house for two days.—Deputv Stipen- diary We will let you off this time Defendant (interposing): Thanks. Deputy Stipendiary (continuing) On payment of 2s. ()'d.-Dcf("lcf lint: Oh! (Laughter.)—Deputy Stipendiary: J think it is worth 2s. 6d.—Defendant: I don't think so. Obscured Plate. Fred Jenkins, Aberdare, was summoned for riding a motor cycle with the identification plate obscured. P.C. Evans stated that on Thursday, July 23rd, he saw the defendant riding a motor cycle. The identification plate could not be seen. —Defendant was fined .)s. inclusive. Pedler Without a Licence. — Mary Dunn was summoned for acting as a pedler without having a licence. _P. C. Banks gave evidence of seeing defend- ant in Gospel Hall Terrace, Gadlys. She was selling certain articles.—A fine of 5s. inclusive was imposed. Caming with Cards. John Oliver and Thomas Walters, two young men, were summoned for gaming with cards. Mr William Thomas defended. P.C. Banks stated he saw defendants play- ing cards in Mardy Road, Aberdare, on July 23rd. When they suw witness they ran away, and a pack of cards and some coppers were found. Each was fined os. and costs. Damaging a Lamp Underground. — Daniel Jones, working at the Bwllfa Collieries, was summoned for having a damaged lamp in his possession, and not immediately reporting the same to officials of the colliery. Mr Griffith Llewellyn prosecuted. Frederick Evans, 41 Gadlys Street, Aberdare, said he was the night lampman at the Bwllfa Collieries.—On July 17th he ex- amined the lamp numbered 270. and found a number of pin holes on tie top of the gauze. No report was made to him by the defendant.—Defendant ad- mitted making the holes. His idea was m I to make the lamp light better. He was aware that in doing so he wis making the lamp unsafe.—Deputy Stipendiary We all take a serious view of this case, and you will have to pay a fine of ;C2 and costs.
jNo Felonious Intent
No Felonious Intent. Trecynon Man Charged and Discharged. Evan Jones was charged with break- ing and entering 28 Tudor Terrace, Trecynon.—Mr T. W. Griffiths defend- ed.—Edward Jones said that on Satur- day night last he retired to bed, and left his watch and his son's watch on the dresser. Some time later heheard a noise, and on getting up he saw de- fendant and a Mr Beecham in the kitchen. Defendant said he had called because he saw a man entering the house. Witness sent for the police.— Jacob Jayne, 22 Tudor Terrace, stated that on Saturday night last, in conse- quence of what his wife told him, he went into the back lane. Defendant walked towards him. He asked defend- ant what he was doing there, and he answered, "I don't know. I want to get' to Gadlys Street." Witness took him to the Hirwain Road, and left him. Witness picked the defendant out at the Police Station that morning.— By Mr G riffit-hs He was quite muddled up. —John Oscar Beaiichamp (an inspector for the Aberdare Gas Co), 28 Tudor Terrace, stated that he secured his back door on August 1st about 1.30 a.m. Half an hour later the dog barked. He then heard someone on the stairs, and saw a flash of light. He met defendant at the bottom of the stairs, and asked him what he was doing there. Defend- ant said that a man had just got over the wall. The back door was wide open and the watches gone from the dresser. He detained defendant till the police came.—By Mr Griffiths He offered himself to be searched and turned his pockets out.—Mabel Grace Jones corroborated the previous wit- D e., ness's statement. P.C. Standard stated he was called to 28 Tudor Ter- race on Sunday morning. He charged defendant with stealing two watches, and took him to the Police Station. He I searched him there but found no watches on him. The watches had not been found.—Mr. Griffiths addressed the Bench, and urged that the young man had got into a beastly state of drunkenness. He went into a back lane to vomit and saw two men get over the wall. He went into the house that he had seen them come from and called out, "Hallo there." The watches were not found on him.—The Bench found that there was no evidence of a felonious intent, and prisoner was discharged. Sisters at Variance.-Catherine Jones, 9 Elizabeth St., Aherdare, was summoned for assaulting Priscilla Ed- wards, Aberdare.—Complainant stated that on July 27th the defendant, who is her sister, came to her mother's house and assaulted her. Defendant stated that her sister kicked her whilst she had her baby in her arms, and then she smacked her face.—Ca.se dismissed. Drunk.-John Coughlin, in Fforch- aman Road, 5s. and costs. Carried on a Ceal Wagon. Thomas Winfindale was charged with being drunk on licensed premises.—P.S. Dd. Lewis stated that at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4th, he went to the Cardiff Arms, Hirwain, and prisoner came out very drunk. He was too drunk to stand, and witness had to get a coal wagon to take him to the station. —Fined 10s. and costs. Stone Throwing at Aberaman. — Seven lads, named Brinley Davies, Emlyn Davies, Evan John. Bowen, Bertie Williams, Emlyn Ho wells, Harry Bakewell, and Dd. John James were charged with throwing stones in Gasworks Road, Aberaman, to the danger of passengers travelling on a T.V.R. passing train.—P.C. Morgan gave evidence. He stated that he and P.C. Winter saw the boys throwing stones from the tip on to the road and the railway.—Bakewell's father said that other boys should have been sum- moned.The constable admitted that there were other children, but they were too young to be summoned.—The Stipendiary said that the offence was 4 serious one.—The summonses against Bowen and James were dismissed, and the parents of the other boys were fined 5s. each.
Aberdare Church Sunday Schools
Aberdare Church Sunday Schools. The annual festival of the Church of England Sunday Schools took place at Aberdare on Monday. Holy Communion was celebrated in lle morning at St. John's Church in English and Welsh. In the afternoon the scholars proceeded along the main streets, headed by the banner and the Hirwain Band, in the following order:-St. El van's, St. John's Bible Class, the Mission, St. Mary's, St. John the Evangelist, Robertstown; l St. Matthew's, Abernant; St. Mark's Mission. The following clergy were present:—The Rev. J. A. Lewis, B.A., vicar; Revs. H. J. Griffith, B.A., and T. Jones, B.A., and also Mr. George Brown, the missioner, and the Sunday j School teachers. After partaking of tea in the Market Hall all proceeded to Abernant Park, where games were in- dulged in by the juveniles. The follow- ing rendered service at the tea —Bread and butter cutters. Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Jenkins. Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Arrow- smith, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Heard, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Dew, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Richards, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Dally, Mrs. Williams. Mrs. George. Trayholders: Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. A. Ponting, Mrs. Mills, Miss Marriott, Mrs. Ifayman, Mrs. Woodford. Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Dough- ton, Mrs. David Morgan, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Carlyon, Miss G. Beynon. Miss May Owen. Mrs. Evans, Mrs. W.' Pont- ing, Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. F. W. Johns, Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Fowler. Cake cutters, Messrs. Harding Burgess. W. D. Pink, Tom Rees, T. Warren, R. W. Burgess, W. Harris. Stewards, Messrs. Ben Lewis, Ted Mor- gan. G. Smith, —. Dew, A. E. Temple- man, J. Parry, —. Bagshaw, NVI Llew- elyn, W. Furmage, T. Jefferies, M. Mor- gan, 1. Griffiths. W. Lanman, G. Wilkin- son, Tom Powell. In charge of "Aunt Sally" at Abernant Park was Mr. Mun- dy. The secretary was Mr. W. A. Warren; treasurer, Mr. W. A. Pritchard.
NO TEA LIKK sQuaker Tea' o ALL QROOEA3.
Bank Holiday at Llwydcoed
Bank Holiday at Llwydcoed. Horeb (Cong.), Soar (B.), and Moriah (C.M.) Sunday Schools held their annual tea on Monday. The following were the trayholders: HOREB.—Mrs. H. Evans and assis- tants; Irs. Edith Jones and assistants; Miss S. Hopkins, Miss E. Jones, Miss M. Harris, and assistants. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. M. A. Davies. Cake, Mr. Thomas Jones. The other arrangements were carried out bv members of the chapel. SOAR.—Trayholders, Mrs. Davies, assisted bv Misses C. James and Mary Evans; Mrs. Sarah Griffiths, Mrs. E. Burton, and Miss Marian Evans. Bread and butter, Mrs. Jane Morris and Mrs. Mary Rees. Tea brewer, Mr. William Price. Cake cutter, Mr. John Hopkins. Doorkeepers, Messrs. Thomas J. James and John James. Ticket-sellers, Messrs. Thomas Davies and G. T. Evans. Super- intendent, Mr. Thomas Davies. The duties of secretary and treasurer were carried out by Messrs. John Hopkins and William Evans respectively. MORIAH C.M.—Trayholders, Miss M. J. Walters and Miss M. A. Davies, Mrs. Ann Jenkins, Misses Lizzie Davies and M. J. Davies, Mrs. Catherine Henry and Mrs. Miriam Morgan. Assistants, Misses Annie Jenkins, Qlwen Pugh, M. A. Lee, M. J. Davies, S. J. Lee, Tegwen Davies, Blodwen Davies, and Doris Davies. Bread and butter cutters, Mrs. Gwen Davies and Mrs M. A. Owen. Cake cutter, Mr. Henry Davies. Doorkeeper, Mr. D. W. Davies. Superintendents, Messrs. Daniel Walters, David Jenkins, and Edward Davies. Water attendant, Mr. W. Wal- ters. Both Moriah and Soar Sunday Schools marched as far as Tanglewood before tea. ST. JAMES' CHURCH.—The annual tea of the above Sunday School was held on Monday at the Council School. The children met at St. James' Church at 2.50 p.m., when Mr. Williams conducted the service. Then a procession was formed, and they marched to the school. Trayholders, Mrs. Whiting and Mrs Whittle, assisted by Mrs. Jos. Thomas; Misses B. Beynon. Tegwen Thomas, Iris and Lizzie Cox. Sarah' and Ethel M. Davies, A. Robinson, Violet Cross, Maggie Rosser, and others. Cutters, Mrs. Thomas Davies, Mr. John Griffiths. Water attendants, Messrs. A. Cross, T. Davies, Jos. Thomas. Sweets, etc., Messrs. D. Edwards and D. Prosser. Mrs. Comley (jun.) generously sup- plied the milk. After tea the children proceeded to the sports field, kindly lent by Mr. Comley. The following ladies subscribed liberally towards the sports: Miss Moses. Miss Jones, Shop; Mrs. Comley (jun.), Mrs. Whiting. The. National Anthem brought a very enjoy- able day to a close.
Sports at Abercynon
Sports at Abercynon. On Thursday the fifth annual athletic sports and horse race meeting, under the auspices of the Abercynon St. John Ambulance and Nursing Division, were held on the Abercynon Recreation Ground. The secretaries were Messrs. E. W. Keel and Septimus Jones. Presi- dent, Mr. Bruce Jones, M.E.; vice- presidents, Messrs. Tudor Davies, M.E., Plasdarran; Vernev Walters, M.E., G. F. Livesey, M.E., J. H. Thomas, Llech- I wen; Thomas Taylor, Pontypridd; William Rees, O. Beddoe, W. Thomas, James Jones, W. Lewis, J. Williamson, Thomas Jones. W. E. Davies, E. Taylor, T. O'Leary, William Thomas, William Fenwick, T. W. Jones, C.C., and J. Dyment. Excellent services were ren- dered by the following members of the field committee:—Inspector Taye, P.S. Henry Evans, Messrs. Leyshon Jenkins, James Jones, Thomas Brixey, D. J. Davies, T. E Wigley, Charles Brixey, E. J. James, A. Churchill, George Fer- guson, William Newman, T. E. Davies, W. J. Bevan, F. Robson, T. Jones, E. Taylor, W. C. Dyer, Walter Blomley, and the members of the St. John Ambul- ance Brigade. The chairman of com- mittee was Mr. George Livesey, and the treasurer Mr. R. Webb. The judges of the foot and horse events were Messrs. J. R. Thomas, Llechwen; David Wil- liams, D.C.. C.C., Pontypridd; R. J. Mathias, Pontypridd; Ben Tiley, Mountain Ash; Tudor Davies, M.E., Abercynon; John Sutherland, D. Bris- land. and William Evans. The handi- cappers were: Foot, Mr. Ted Lewis, Pontypridd. and horse, Mr. John Price, Merthyr. The starter was Mr. Ted Lewis. Pontypridd, and Mr. Arthur Jones was the clerk of the course. The marksmen were Messrs. D. Evans, E. Taylor, and O'Leary. Mr. T. Williams was in charge of the telegraph board, and Mr. Thomas Grainger was the groundsman. The Abercynon Brass Band, led by Mr. W. J. Williams, gave selections. A wards: I Event 1.—100 yards boys' fiat handi- cap: 1st heat. E. J. Evans, Penrhiw- ceiber; 2nd heat, George A. Jones, Aber- cynon; 3rd heat, J. Powell, Bargoed; 4th heat, D. Davies, Merthyr. Event 2.—120 yards novice tlat handi- cap: 1st heat, John C. Davies, Yitysy- bwl, start 23j; 2nd heat, John L. Mor- gan, Senghenydd 22); 3rd heat, Stanley Parry, Senghenydd (25); 4th heat, E. J. Quenlan, Tonypandy (23); 5th heat, Ike Williams, Abercynon (24); Gth heat, Thomas Jones. Abercynon (24); 7th heat, T. M. John, Abercynon (24). Event 3.—Final 100 yards boys' handi- cap: 1st. D. Davies, Merthyr; 2nd, J. Powell. Bargoed; 3rd, E. J. Evans, Pen- 1-lilwceiber. Event 4.—Final 120 yards novice Hat handicap: 1st, Stanley Parry, Senghen- ydd; 2nd, E. J. Quenlan, Tonypandy; 3rd. Ike Williams. Abercynon. Event 5.—120 yards open flat handicap: 1st heat, S. Curtis, Penrhiwceiber, start 19; 2nd heat, Lionel D. Stoddart, Peny- graig (11); 3rd heat, D. O. Davies, Fern- dale (1721); 4th heat, R. Phillips, Ponty- pridd (18.1); 5th heat, dead heat between G. G. Powell, Tredegar (15), and T. Mor- gan, Pontypridd (17); Cth heat, W. Pit- man. Pontypridd (19); 7th heat, David Phillips, Cwmtwrch (20). Event 6.—Final 120 yards open flat handicap: 1st. D O. Davies, Ferndale; 2nd. \V. Pitman. Pontypridd; 3rd, T. Morgan, Pontypridd. Event 7.—300 yards open Hat handi- cap: 1st heat, S. Curtis, Penrhiwceiber, start 37; 2nd heat, W. M. Lloyd, Ton Pentre (25); 3rd heat, H. Major, Ponty- pridd (36); 4th heat, Stan. Parry, Senghenydd (39); 5th heat, no race; 6th heat. W. Pitman, Pontypridd (36); 7th heat. Ike Williams. Abercynon (36). Event 8.—Final 300 yards' open tlat handicap: 1st, Stan Parry, Senghenydd; 2nd, S. Curtis. Penrhiwceiber; 3rd, H. Major, Pontypridd. Event 9.—1- £ miles galloway handicap, open: 1st heat. 1st. W. Kiff, Pontypridd, Joe, "tart 470 yards; 2nd. David Mor- gan, Abercynon, Lflda. 200; 2nd heat, 1st. T. Richards, Merthyr, Cwmglo Xaney. 470; 2nd. W. Wilkins, Ponty- pridd. Blanko. 100. 2 1 Event lo.-Il mile, trotting handicap, saddle, open: 1st heat, 1st, T. Davies, Caerphilly. Little Queerile, start 240 yards; 2nd. D. Bebb. Gelligaer, Skinnie Lizzie. 450: 2nd heat, 1st, E. Thomas, TYeforest. Paddy. 360; 2nd. R. Honold, Treharris. Credwen III.. 520. Event II.-Final li miles galloway handicap (open): 1st. W. Riff, Ponty- Top.; 2nd, W. Wilkins, Ponty- pridd. BJanko. y- Event 12.-Final 1! miles trotting handicap, open: 1st, T. Davies, Caer- philly. Little Queerile; 2nd, D. Bebb, Gelligaer, Skinnie Lizzie.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor. TO CORIUPODEKTS. A SOUTH WALES MINER. You have not entrusted us with your name and address. WELSH MORALS AND THE WKLSl-r NATION. Sir,—"A Lover of Wales" general- ises too much; he does not give a single specific instance in support of what he states, but fills in the gaps with abuse. I shall take care in this letter to illus- trate my points by actual examples, and I challenge him to attempt the task of doing likewise. Last year, Justices Bray and Lawrence at the Assizes held at Carnarvon and Swansea commented on the untruthfulness of Welsh wit- nesses. Lait week, at Porth, the Chairman or the Magistrates, Mr Dd. Thomas, said, c, get so many lies told in this Court that we are sick of it." In these cases evidence was being given on oath. The opening sentences of "A Lover of Wales" 's letter deserve similar remarks, for in neither of my two previous letters did I state that Wales is the most immoral country on earth, nor were my remarks merely my own opinion, as I obtained the inform- ation from the Hegistrar General's re- turns and from an ordinary annual of world statistics. The present corres- pondence in the Leader concerning Glyn Neatli is also strong evidence as to the truth of my statements. Can there be such a thing as the "local" patriotism referred to by "A Love r of Wales?" Surely patriotism means love of one's fatherland as a whole. This "local" patriotism is one of the crying evils of the land. It was through "local" patriotism that ancient Greece fell. ] am prepared to admit that there arc half-a-dozen—I will ad- mit there are dozens if he pleases— Welsh Musicians at the top of their pro- fession, if he will allow me to add the word "in Wales." In my letter I re- ferred to those of world-wide fame. Will your correspondent please name one? At Dyfed Eisteddfod, Newcastle Em- lyn. 1910, Mr. Fa-gge, the adjudicator in the Male Voice Competition, said: The setting of page 10 is a disgrace .to anyone. It is wicked to allow choirs to expend their energies on such a piece." The piece was "The voice of the torrent." Last year, Sir Frederick Cowen, when interviewed by Mr J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., said: "Wales, with everything to inspire her, should surely have pro- duced great artists. My own theory is that the retention and use of its language has served to isolate Wales from the world of art. Devotion to a 'language does not, as a rule, make for progress. Competitors at the Eis- teddfod have practically no interest in anyone else's work, and they cannot compare their merits .nd defects with those of other choirs, because they don't even trouble to listen to them. If they win they are elated if they lose they declare the adjudicators are wrong. At present the Eisteddfod is not an artistic but a money-making in- stitution." Last month, Mr Lrnest Newman, of the "Birmingham Post," criticised "The Children of Don and "Dylan very adversely. The trouble at Bris- tol is fresh in your readers' minds. Your correspondent claims Burne- Jones as a Welshman why not claim Alfred Noyes as i- Welsh poet? He certainly is not a "Jones," but he is an Aberystwyth man. If all persons possessing names which are common in Wales are to be classed as Welsh, I can suggest a few Inigo Jones, the archi- tect; Paul Jones, the pirate; Henry Morgan, the buccaneer; Henry Arthur Jones, the dramatist. Tt is'a paltry business when men who possess a seem- ingly Welsh name, and for no other reason, are written down as Welsh. Yjrur correspondent write of eminent Welsh Statesmen, etc., of course, with- out naming any. May I give particu- lars concerning a few? Bloody Jeffreys was a Welshman. In the reign of Charles II., Sir William Williams, one of two only Welsh speakers of the House of Commons, was described as a "trimmer," a "venal turncoat." The other speaker, who flourished in the reigns of James n. and William III.. Sir John Trevor, was expelled from Parliament for accepting a bribe from the Citv of London for promoting a Bill. A Lover of Wales refers to WeJsh Mediaeval Literature. I, also, referred to the Welsh Literature of past ages, hut what I deplore is the lack of Welsh literature in the present, and your correspendent carefully avoids any reference to this. At the 'Sassiwn' or the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, held at Aberaman. last week, as re- ported in last week's "Leader," the Rev. M. H. Jones said: "A good deal of importance attached to suitable liter- ature being selected, of which there is an abundance in the English lan- guage." Why should a Welsh minister speak of English literature if there vvere^ any Welsh literature in exist- ence? In connection with education in Wales, your correspondent states that I said I did not wish to cast any reflec- tion on "Telsh educationists, but that a large part of my letter did nothing else. I certainly cast no reflection on the C.W.B. teachers, but the educational system as a whole T did, and do con- I demn. Here are a few more hard facts for "A Lover of Wales" to digest. Six or seven years ago a certain Latin text-book tor set for the Honours Stage, C.W.B. When the printed questions were given to the candidates it was discovered that through an "error" they dealt with Latin "which was not in the syllabus. A fresh set of questions had to he drawn up to be dealt with at a later date, when possi- bly some of the candidates could not be present. Tn the Senior C.W.B. English paper, candidates may either write an essay in English upon one of several subjects, or may translate a piece of AVelsh into English. When this paper was taken last month at one of the local Countv Schools, the Superintendent announced that those candidates who intended to become teachel's must do the English essay, that is. they must not do the Welsh. Let me emphasise that this order was given in a Welsh National ex- amination to candidates who wished to become teachers in Wales. The following quotation from one of your evening contomporios has some bearing upon my former remarks: "When will Wales refuse to set value on titles and 'degrees' which are prac- tically worthless and only designed to feed the vanity or fickle the pride of the parents. Letters after your name, caps and gowns may still he had for fees and the passing of a simple examin- ation, and parents are loading up their children with Associateships and Lieen- ciateships and other wonderful things, with gorgeous caps and gowns for musi- cal prowess. The cheap pride which I ruled in W ales, over a D.D. from Yan- I keeland is breaking out in another form—loading the infants with musi- cal degree and distinctions which are not recognised hy musical authorities." In the foregoing I have endeavoured to prove every statement by actual re- ference or quotation; I hope any other correspondent will do the same. I agree with "A Lover of Wales." that one's own opinions, including his, are valueless, and I wonder that he, hold- ing such views, made not the least at- tempt to carry them out.—I am, sir, vours faithfullv, DAVID.
Bethel, Abernant. Boreu Sul, Awst 2, ar ol pregeth rymus gan y gweinidog, y Parch. B. Williams, cafodd yr eglwys hon y fraint o weled tair chwaer yn myned drwy yr ordinhad I) fedydd. Yn odfa yr hwyr derbyniwyd hwy i gyflawn aelodaeth, ynghyd ag un drwy lythyr ac un oddiar gwrthgiliad. Gwasanaethwyd gan y gweinidog. Ar ddiwedd y gyfeilllich cvflwynwyd anrheg o oriawr aur i'r brawd Thomas H. Roberts fel cydna- byddiaeth fechan o'i wasanaeth fel vs- grifenydd yr eglwys am 17 o flynyddau. Trosglwyddwyd y rhodd gan y brawd James Campbell.
IIThe New Pooles
I The New "Poole's." The Aberaman Theatre re-opened this week for the ensuing season. Its big following of patrons will hardly re- cognise this popular house of entertain- ment in its new guise. Practically the whole of the interior has been re-seat- ed. The scheme of decoration is un entire change, and the general furnish- ing is on a rich and lavish scale. The new "Poole's" is now certainly one of the most comfortable and smartest theatres in the valleys. Messrs. Poole commence the season with the class ot entertainment that is all the rage just now, a Musical Comedy Revue. This particular kind of show is rather hard to define, the general effect being a mix- ture of musical comedy and a big vario- tv programme. Revues contain a bit of everything except anything serious. Brightness is the order of the day, and when you blend together bright comed- ians, pleasing vocalists, really good dancing and a lot of pretty girls, the effect is decidedly cheerful. Air Harrv Ray puts in plenty of good comedy in which he is well supported, and Miss Lillie Calden impersonates various char- acters with a wonderful amount of vivacity and dash. The troupe of dancers are particularly pleasing and graceful. Miss Sammonds' singing was strongly appreciated. Taken alto- gether, "Find the Lady" is a capital show, and anybody and everybody that wants a real comfortable and jolly even- ing cannot do better than spend it at Messrs. Poole's Theatre.
Aberdare Tramway Traffic
Aberdare Tramway Traffic. Appended is a table showing the num- bre of passengers carried on the Aberdare Tramway Service during the week-end, and also the receipts obtained in the form of fares — On Saturday 17,409 were carried. Re- ceipts, XU5 13s. 4d. Un Sunday 4,205 were carried. Receipts, £ 24 9s. 5d. On Monday (Bank Holiday) 20,463 were carried. Receipts, .1118 3s. 10d. On Tuesday 17,006 were carried. Re- ceipts, £ 97 2s 2d. Total conveyed 59,083. Total receipts, £ 335 8s. 9d.
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Aberpergwm Sports. The usual sports were held at the Morfa Glas Field, Glyn Neath, on Tuesday. The chairman of the com- mittee was Mr. Rees Howells. M.E., while the secretary -was Mr. J. ITowells, Avon Street. The results were: Aber- pergwm Stakes: 1, Bonny Bird. Mr. Gwilym, Pontrilas; 2. Dirty Dick. Mr. Lloyd. Cheltenham; 3, May Day. Mr. lRees, Caerphilly. Maesyffynon Stakes: 1, Jimmy; 2, Cigarette;'3, Dolly Grey. Trewenol Galloway: 1, Little Dick; 2, ,-t Butcher; 3, Cigarette. First-class Trott- ing: 1, Marjorie M.; 2, Avis; 3. School- girl. Second-class Trotting: 1, Barney F.: 2. Dick; 3. Queenie. Local Trotting: 1, Collier Boy, Mr. C. Richards, Giyn Neath; 2, Hoffka, Mr. Thomas, Glyn I Neath; 3, Lily Wen, Mr. Morgan, Glyn- neath.
CLYNNEATH. WEDDING. On Saturday at the Register Office, Neath, Mr. David Owen, late of Llwydcoed, Aberdare, was united in matrimony to Miss Rose Rowlands, Llwydcoed House, Glyn Neath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rowlands, late of Mountain Ash. THE INTERMENT of the late Mis. Morfvdd Thomas, wife of Mr. Gwilym Thomas, of Tudor House, Whitting Street, whosp death was reported last week, took place on Wednesday. July 29th, at the Addoldv Graveyard, Tho Rpv, D. T. Davies officiated. The mourn- ers were: Mr. Gwilym Thomas, widower; Miss Gwendoline Thomas, daughter; Mrs. M. Leyshon, mother-in-law; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones, sisters and brothers-in-law; Mrs. n. Thomas. sister; Mr. and Mr*. Wat- kin Watkins. Mr. John Thomas, Misses Gwennie, May, and Maggie Jon(-s-. Jones and daughter. Mrs. Davie*. Mrs. Williams. Seven Sifters; Mr. and M rv. Thomas. Glyn Neath, uncle and aunt; Mr- Jones. Mardy; Mrs. Williams Glyncorrwg; Miss Edith Jours. Mis- L. Jones, Mrs. Rees, Mrs. Howells. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Williams, Mr. Griffith Lloyd. Mr. and Mrs. David Davies. Mr. John Dufftv, and Mr. Charlie !>'0. Wreaths were sent by deceased'* sisters and nieces. Miss Maggie ('ornelin. and and nieces. Miss Maggie Conwlin". ;q¡.] by numerous friends. I
CWMCWRACH. OBITUARY We have to record 1 I" I of Mis Elizabeth Hopkins, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morgan Hop- j kins. Llwvncelyn House, which tonk j place on Thursday. Deceased was 22 years of age. The. interment took place » on Monday at the Blaengwrach Ceme-
tery, the oiffciating minister being the Rev. A. Evans, pastor of Siloh, of which church the deceased lady was.a member.
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MELI NCOURT. CORK CLUB. The winding up of the summer session of the Gored Cork and Money Club took place last week, Mi Stephen Davies presiding. A report hubmitted by the secretary, Mr. Charles W. Kimber, showed that the club was in a flourishing condition. The sum of < £ 50 was paid out, an average of £ 4 per member. It was agreed to run a winter session and share out at Christmas. The chairman made a presentation to the secretary of a solid silver fountain pen in recognition of his valuable ser- vices. Mr. Kimber suitably responded.
RESOLVEN. READING ROOM. On Thursday last, at a meeting of the members, Mr. T. Hay Evans was appointed billiard marker. It was decided to organise two lectures for the coming winter. CALLED UP. — Mr. W. Funning has been called out to the seat of war by the French authorities. We hope he will safely return to his wife and family, who reside in this place. FOOTBALL. On Thursday last the Resolven footballers and "committee were provided with a spread at the New Inn by the hostess, Mrs. Thomas. About 50 were present, and a happy evening was spent. On behalf of the members Mr. Rowlands thanked the hostess, and Mrs. Thomas responded. A musical pro- gramme was gone through. FLOWEH SHOW SUCCESSES. — Re- sol ven florists and gardeners made a good haul of prizes at the Glyn Neath j Flower Show. Mr. J. Rogers carried away six firsts, four seconds, and one third. Mr. Dan Morgan took the special and first prize for vegetable collection and 12 other prizes. Mr. William j Howell took eight- prizes, Mr. George Buehan four prizes, and Mr. Ivor Croft three. Colonel Vaughan took first prize for grapes. CRICKET. On Thursday last Re- solven played Pontneathvaughan at He- solven. The game resulted in a draw Resolven scored 102 for 9 wickets, and Pontneathvaughan 18 for 7 wickets.— On Bank Holiday Resolven played Aber- dare Church at Resolven. Total scoro: Resolven, 74; Aberdare, 54. J. Wil- liams and E. Davies for Aberdare took 3 wickets for 16 and 5 for 19 respectively. I'" Davies scored 26 for Aberdare. ±or Resolven W. M. Thomas scored 27. Howells took 5 wickets for 15 rums, and Clark 1 for 5. PARISH COUNCIL. On Thursday last the monthly meeting of tke Re- solven Parish Council was held. The agreement between the Postmaster- General and the Parish Council arrang- ing for the extension of the telephone to Resolven was signed. The Local Government Board had consented to sanction the loan towards laying out the recreation grounds, and steps will now be taken to raise the necessary loan. Re the nuisance at Parry's Terrace th» Councillors visited the spot, and th« sanitary authorities have been re- l^ed to attend to the matter. CO-OPERATIVE. The quarterly meeting of the Resolven Co-operativ« society was held on Friday evening, Mr. John Jones presiding. The balance sheet that the sales amounted to £ <,(>18 6s. 8d., being an increase otf J6117 on last quarter, and an increase of J.'978 12s, lld. on the corresponding qua,rt", S /ear\ The Rales of the Glyn e o k™110*1 show an increase of Jc637 fL" f i qn?rJter's Pr°fct, after allow- ing tor depreciation of property and interest on share capital, allows a divi- dend of 2s. in the X to members, and Is. to non-members; to educational funds. £ 12; to reserve fund, £ 30. and a saiall balance carried forward. In reply to cer- tain questions the chairman said that they were not a committee of account- ants. Notices of motion were placed on the agenda for next meeting, to the effect that the salarv of the treasurer be dispensed with; also that the officep of clerk and secretary be combined, the secretary to be on the premises, there being now a membership of 520. Printed and Published at their Printing Works, 19 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, in the County of Glamorgan, by the Proprietors, W. Pugh and J. J4. Rowlands. .co
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